Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Server Programming Language Haskell Hacked

Attackers have been there last week managed to hack a server programming language Haskell. Haskell is a functional programming language named after the mathematician Haskell Brooks Curry. Via it is possible to download the "Glasgow Haskell Compiler". These include the versions of the compiler made ​​for Debian.

The attackers managed to gain access to the server where the Debian packages are offered, according to a status report on the website of . Last Saturday it was reported that the download location was taken off the air after the hosting provider had observed suspicious traffic. Further investigation revealed that the server with "Debian builds" since February 12 was compromised.

According to the organization behind Haskell was briefly taken offline after the discovery of the suspicious times. The attackers would have had little time to provide the offered packages of any backdoor. The investigation into the attack and whether there are other machines are affected is still running. On Hacker News , however, ask users whether the attackers have managed to get the key with which packages are signed. Haskell of the explanation is not clear.

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